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1 OSHAUpdate

2 OSHAs Mission To Assure So Far as Possible Every Working Man and Woman in the Nation Safe and Healthful Working Conditions...




6 OSHA Publishes White Paper on I2P2 Over a billion $ per week in costs. Many employers slow to adopt a workplace "safety culture" Effective injury and illness prevention programs emphasize top-level ownership of the program, participation by employees, and a "find and fix" approach to workplace hazards. Injury and illness prevention programs need not be resource-intensive and can be adapted to meet the needs of any size organization.

7 OSHA Can Help You Prove to Your Project Managers that Safety Pays

8 OSHA Can Help You Prove to Your Boss that Safety Pays Table saw guard - $435 Heat Injury Prevention Program and Training – 10 employees - $1500 Kevlar Glove - $42 10-hour OSHA Training – 10 employees -$3000 Total Cost - $4977

9 OSHA Can Help You Prove to Your Boss that Safety Pays


11 National Emphasis Programs Crystalline silicaCrystalline silica LeadLead Combustible dustCombustible dust Oil refineriesOil refineries Trenching hazards,Trenching hazards, AmputationsAmputations Shipbreaking operationsShipbreaking operations RecordkeepingRecordkeeping Chemical plantsChemical plants Hexavalent ChromiumHexavalent Chromium

12 Regional Emphasis Programs Sharps Forklifts Overhead Powerlines Falls Landscaping Scrap metal

13 Site Specific Targeting for 2011 Effective Date – September 9, OSHA Data Initiative injury and illness data collected

14 Approximately 3700 worksites on primary list –Trigger DARTs and DAFWIIs different for manufacturing, non-manufacturing and nursing and personal care facilities National Average DART – 1.8 National Average DAFWII – 1.1 Comprehensive Safety inspection, possible health inspection No low-rate establishments – will be covered by Recordkeeping NEP SST 11

15 Approximately 3000 manufacturing establishments –DART rate at or above 7.0 or –DAFWII case rate at or above 5.0 Approximately 400 non-manufacturing Establishments –DART rate at or above 15.0 or –DAFWII case rate at or above 14.0 Approximately 300 nursing and personal care facilities (SIC 805) –DART rate at or above 16.0 or –DAFWII case rate at or above 13.0

16 Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program – FEDTARG 12 Designed to focus on specific federal agency worksites experiencing a high number of lost time cases Nationwide inspection targeting program for workplaces staffed by federal employees or by contractors whose work is supervised on a day-to-day basis by federal agency personnel. Directive Number: (FAP 01)

17 FEDTARG 12 Primary list will come from randomly selected establishments –100% of the establishments within the Regions jurisdiction reporting 100 or more lost time cases (LTCs) during FY 2008 –50% of the establishments reporting 50 to 99 LTCs –10% of the establishments reporting 20 to 49 LTCs. All sites on the primary list must be inspected.

18 FEDTARG 12 Comprehensive safety inspection 24 months Possible comprehensive or partial health inspection Activities not supervised by the federal agency with obvious hazards VPP and partnerships

19 Prerules Bloodborne Pathogens Infectious Diseases Injury and Illness Prevention Program Reinforced Concrete in Construction and preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities Standards Improvement Project IV Vertical Tandem Lifts Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards

20 Proposed Rules Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards--Personal Protection Equipment (Head Protection)

21 Final Rules Confined Spaces in Construction Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention) Hazard Communication Revising the Underground Construction and Demolition Standards To Make the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule Applicable to Those Activities Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Revision to Digger Derricks' Requirements

22 Direct Final Rule on Acetylene Standard December 5, 2011 Replaces a reference to an outdated consensus standard with an updated reference that reflects current industry practices in the acetylene industry. Take effect March 5, 2012, unless…

23 New Tire Charts Demounting and Mounting Procedures for Tube-type Truck and Bus Tires Chart Demounting and Mounting Procedures for Tubeless Truck and Bus Tires Chart Multi-Piece Rim Matching Chart Servicing Multi-Piece and Single-Piece Rim Wheels 29 CFR Manual

24 12 Construction Educational Videos (in Spanish Also) Falls in Construction –Floor Openings –Fixed Scaffolds –Bridge Decking –Reroofing –Leading Edge Work Sprains and Strains in Construction –Pulling Cables –Laying Stone Struck-by Accidents in Construction –Vehicle Back-over –Swinging Cranes Carbon Monoxide in Construction –Portable Gas-Powered Equipment Excavations in Construction –Trenching –Soil Classification

25 New Factsheets For Preventing Fatal Falls In Residential Construction Installing Roof Trusses Installing Roof Tiles Roof Repairs

26 Other Issues Workplace Violence Distracted Driving

27 Man Who Extorted Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars From New York City Construction Sites Receives Jail Term Anthony Lewis of Brooklyn, N.Y Sentenced seven to 21 years in prison for posing as a government inspector to extort tens of thousands of dollars from New York City building contractors. Many of the contractors victimized were members of minority groups or were immigrants, primarily from Asia or the Middle East Lewis, his partner, and other members of their organization visited construction job sites carrying clipboards and video cameras, and wearing hardhats bearing their organization's name, making it appear that they worked for a government agency. Payoffs of $300 to $10,000. If contractors refused to pay, reports of false violations and hazards were made to New York City agencies, including the Department of Buildings and the Police and Fire Departments, and federal agencies, such as OSHA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

28 Most Frequently Cited Standards Manufacturing (SIC 20-39) FY 11 Lockout/Tagout Hazard Communication Machine Guarding – General Requirements Respiratory Protection Electrical – Wiring Methods Powered Industrial Trucks Electrical – General Requirements Machine Guarding – Power Transmission Apparatus Machine Guarding – Abrasive Wheel Recordkeeping Forms

29 Most Frequently Cited Standards Construction (SIC 15-17) FY 11 Fall Protection – Duty to Have Protection Scaffolds – General Requirements Ladders Fall Protection – Training Head Protection General Safety and Health Provisions Hazard Communication Eye and Face Protection Electrical General Wiring Methods Trenching

30 Most Frequently Cited Standards Service Industry (SIC 70-89) FY 11 Bloodborne Pathogens Hazard Communication Respiratory Protection Electrical – Wiring Methods Electrical – General Requirements Personal Protective Equipment – General Requirements Recordkeeping – Forms Portable Fire Extinguisher Lockout/Tagout Medical Services and First Aid

31 Federal Field Safety and Health Councils Federal agencies participation required Meetings every 2 months Companies who have contracts with federal agencies are also encouraged to participate

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